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How to have a proper Cornish Afternoon Tea

To celebrate our artwork being featured on the restaurant walls of The Rosevine, a boutique hotel on the Roseland Peninsula, we sit down with their Events Manager, Nicola, to ask how they make their afternoon tea so special and properly Cornish.

1. Cornish produce

Where possible if any of the food and drink selection can include Cornish brands, not only is it supporting our local communities but Cornish produce is known for its utmost in quality.

2. Teapots

When it comes to tea, there should always be a selection of fresh tea available, to suit everyone’s taste. Individual cups are served with a teapot for an extra special touch.

3. Seasonal sweet selections

No Afternoon Tea is complete with a selection of cakes and sweet treats. We like to update our selection seasonally, with fruit tarts and fresh strawberries in Summer and delicious sponges in the colder months.

4. Add a glass of bubbles

To make your Afternoon Tea a real treat, adding a glass of champagne is a sophisticated touch. For us at The Rosevine, that means Moet & Chandon Imperial – perfect to wash down those finger sandwiches.

5. Cream on top.

Lastly, but most importantly, it is the Cornish way (and the only way it should be) to put your jam on your scones first, followed by your cream. Roddas is our clotted cream of choice but there are many Cornish brands who create this delicious addition.

Book your afternoon tea at The Rosevine and enjoy a swim in their indoor pool facilities, overnight guests will also receive a Whistlefish offer in their welcome packs.